Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium Lazio Bianco 2018
|Brand||Monastero Suore Cistercensi|
The 2017 Coenobium caused quite a stir, as it ended up-in true non-interventionist fashion-taking on a sparkle in the bottle! While many drinkers enjoyed this accidental trait, and while the wine was indeed delicious, Coenobium is intended to be a still wine, and the incoming 2018 is assuredly lacking in bubbles. The 2018 growing season here was warm and solar, and this vintage of Coenobium displays notable breadth-yet it is muscular and chiseled rather than corpulent. Furthermore, the 2018 spotlights Vitorchiano's volcanic soils in a more direct manner than usual, with a somber smoke-iron interplay underpinning the classic Coenobium notes of green apple, fennel frond, and honey.